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Communicating from the ISY-994i to Blue Iris

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A few months back I wrote about the Blue Iris Mobile App, and how you could configure it with a geofence similar to MobiLinc that allows Blue Iris to record video and notify you of motion detection when you’re not

Posted by Matt Chiste
November 19

The Blue Iris App enables remote home security monitoring

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I’ve called the Blue Iris desktop application a “must-have for Foscam security cameras owners“, and while I wasn’t happy with a broken firmware setting in the cameras, I still highly recommend the combination. In fact, the application got even better

Posted by Matt Chiste
March 18

Foscam Security Camera Shenanigans

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A few weeks back, krebonsecurity.com published a great post called This is Why People Fear the ‘Internet of Things’. The article describes a pretty disturbing practice in Foscam’s newer cameras with “P2P support”. Auspiciously this feature is to allow non-technical

Posted by Matt Chiste
March 6

Be aware of home security implications with Amazon Echo

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First, let me say I love my Amazon Echo, and have totally embraced my Connected Home with the ISY-994i! This isn’t a post about some random security hole with integrating it into your home automation system, but a word of

Posted by Matt Chiste
March 2

Installing a wall safe is easy

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We’ve covered quite a few security topics on these pages, both digital and physical. Today’s post falls firmly in the latter camp: it’s easy and inexpensive to install a biometric wall safe. Basically, you simply use a jab saw to

Posted by Matt Chiste
October 8

Install an SSL proxy for secure video feeds

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We’ve covered Foscam security cameras and this Trivision 1080p model, and have even discussed a good way to access these cameras remotely with a personal VPN connection. If a personal VPN isn’t in the cards for you but you’d still

Posted by Matt Chiste
February 23

Installing an outdoor security camera

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Foscam cameras are great for indoor and outside covered areas, but I recently wanted to step up my security camera game by adding a high-res camera high on an outside wall exposed to the elements. I chose this TriVision 1080P

Posted by Matt Chiste
January 27
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